The FA fined £25,000 by UEFA after England fans point laser pen at Kasper Schmeichel and boo Denmark national anthem

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The FA has been fined £25,000 by UEFA after England supporters pointed a laser pen at Kasper Schmeichel, booed the Denmark national anthem and set off fireworks during Wednesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley.

Television pictures showed a green light on Schmeichel's face before Harry Kane's decisive penalty, which Schmeichel saved before Kane scored the rebound to seal a 2-1 win and send England into their first major tournament final since 1966.

The incident was widely condemned, with ITV presenter Mark Pougatch describing the perpetrator as “an idiot”.

The booing of the Danish anthem comes after the FA have repeatedly appealed for fans to respect opposition anthems during the tournament.

UEFA has fined the FA €30,000 (£25,600).

UEFA said: “The UEFA Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision: The CEDB has decided to fine the English Football Association €30,000 for the use of laser pointer, disturbances during the national anthems and setting of fireworks.”

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